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Photography Competition

Can you help us capture the spirit of Paston Country?

We’re inviting everybody who enjoys one of our walks - any age, professional or amateur - to upload their pictures to social media and tag #pastonfootprints.

How to enter and the gallery of local prizes below.


Monthly Prizes

Three lucky winners EVERY month will win from a range of amazing experiential prizes, courtesy of our local partners. See the prize gallery below, with more to follow...

Super Summer Prize: Norfolk Museum Annual Pass

At the end of  September, Good Judge Paston will choose (live online, watch our social media channels!) the picture that best captures 'Paston Country' as our overall summer winner. The winning photographer will win an annual pass to Norfolk Museums. 

With thanks to Norfolk Museum Service for their kind donation.

Amazing Autumn Prize: National Writers' Centre course

At the end of November, Good Judge Paston will return and choose the picture that best captures 'Paston Country' for this season. The winning photographer will win a place on the National Writers' Centre online course: How to Write More and Be Happy, led by Ben Joncock.

With thanks to the National Writers' Centre for their kind donation.

See below for a range of monthly prizes, with thanks to all our partners for their support and  donations.

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Norfolk Museum Service have kindly donated 20 day admission tickets (each one for up to 5 people), to any of their museums. You could see the 'Paston Treasure' painting in Norwich Castle. Or choose from Cromer's Time & Tide, Gressenhalls' Farm and Workshouse, the Lynn Museum or Stanger's Hall in Norwich.

We have two tickets to give away to the Leiko Ikemura: Usagi in Wonderland exhibition at the Sainsbury's Centre for Visual Art, UEA, 18 July - 12 December.

Three sets of two tickets for the Grayson Perry: the Art that Made Us exhibition, at the Sainsbury's Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, 19 Sep - 30 January.

Tudor 17th century living Experience. Brigitte Webster will offer the prize winner a private tour of the living history accommodation and appreciation centre: Old Hall, Barnham Broom.

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Enjoy a Shardlake Walking Tour for two, in Norwich or the Broads, courtesy of Paul Dickson.

If you have an Arts, heritage, wellbeing, experiential offer, or a local business on any of the Paston walks, and are keen to offer prizes, please get in touch. Our aim is to promote Paston Country as a place with lots of culture, arts and heritage experiences.


Entry Details


From August 2021 to February 2022, three photos each month will win a prize. Other entries may be featured on any of the Paston Footprints' websites or social media channels.

Submission process:

1) Enter by posting to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account with the hashtag #Pastonfootprints 

2) Please provide your name as you wish to be credited, a few words that describes how you felt about the walk and the name of the Paston walk (please see the privacy policy page for how we use and store your data).

3) Submission means you agree that images may be used by Paston Footprints for any project purpose in any medium, under an attribution creative commons 4 licence (this means there are no copyright or commercial restrictions but you will be credited wherever the photograph is used). 

4) If any person appears in the photograph that we select to use in the calendar or project digital channels, you must send an email to request a permissions consent form, that will need to be signed by the person in the image (if it is an image of a child the parent/guardian must sign) and returned to PastonFootprints@gmail.com Failure to do so means we will not include your image in the competition.

4) You may submit multiple entries.

5) If you win a monthly prize, you will not be eligible for future prizes but you may continue to submit photographs which we may select to publish.

6) Monthly prize winners will be also be submitted for the overall summer and winter prizes - it's open to everyone, all ages.

7) You may submit a quickly taken phone image or do computer enhancements. We are not judging on technical expertise, it's how your image tells a story and captures the spirit of Paston Country that is our focus.

8) Judges include Karen Smyth and Audrey Whitehouse of UEA, Rob Knee and Peter Stibbons of the PHS, Emily Parker, Marketing Consultant and Rik Martin of Community Action Norfolk.